Boot camp beauty
We have all heard how a boot camp is good for your body but how can it be good for your skin and beauty regime? There is no miracle treatment or cream that will get you glowing instantly but a ruthless boot camp approach can work. Here are some products to get your skin in shape for your big event.
Exfoliate- Depending on your skin type you could use Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant or the Shiseido Pureness pore purifying warming scrub. The dead skin that exfoliation removes is what can make your skin dull or dry looking. It needs to be removed making way for the new brighter skin underneath. I love the Clarins one step cleanser which contains grains and is suitable for use every day, so is great for fragile or sensitive skin.
Use a night time only product, concentrate on your concerns and choose the serum that best addresses this, for example those seeking clarity could try the Advanced Night repair by Estee Lauder, or Brides to be the Sisley Detox night treatment, proven to detoxify the skin improving pores and fine lines. If you are particularly sensitive Bare Minerals does an overnight treatment free from parabens and chemicals, that is suitable for all skin types and is purse friendly too.
Get clear, get a Clarisonic , the wonder device to keep your skin extra clean and help your whole routine work better, I prefer to do a double cleanse removing make up first and then use the device. This is a unisex device that I just love, I use it every day.
Use a mask weekly, I love the Aqua Minerals Marvelle Rejuventating mask available from dolledup.ie or the Glam Glow Youth Mud masks available from Caci in Douglas. These are both mud based treatments that will help your skin, especially when used regularly.
So there is your beauty boot camp exercises! Check back next week for some super product reviews!
Originally published in the Cork Independent. May 14